Connecting with FileZilla

When you open FileZilla for the first time, you’re met by an empty window without any connection. On the bottom left you can see your home directory. FileZilla is a drop and drag application that allows you to drag files from you local directory onto the server.

Firstly you need to establish a connection to your host. Do this by filling in the information received in your email. If you have altered the SFTP password and cant find it anymore, here is a guide on how to reset it.

The following SFTP information can be found in the email we send after you setup a new hosting. This information can also be found in the Control Panel under the “Server Login Information”. All this information is relevant for connection through FileZilla.

SFTP/SSH Host: (username.servername)
SFTP/SSH Port: 1022
SFTP/SSH Username: (SFTP username)
SFTP/SSH Password: (SFTP password)
Web root: /path/to/root (Not used for SFTP transfer)

NB! Given that Servebolt does not allow FTP transfer for numerous reasons, you have to insert an SFTP extension before the host in FileZilla. Here is the proper way: 


After you have filled in the proper host, you can enter your username, password and port (1022). When all information is filled in you can start the connection by clicking Quickconnect.

Note! On the right side of the button Quickconnect you have an arrow. By clicking this arrow you get a list of earlier connections. This makes connecting later much easier, because now all the information is stored so you won’t have to re-enter it.

After connecting you will see your server directory on the bottom right. Now you are ready to start transferring files.